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The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, has hailed Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the sacrifices he makes to ensure that Enugu State remains peaceful, secure, and progressive in spite of the economic, security, and public health challenges confronting the country.
Bishop Onaga gave this commendation during the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui, Enugu, yesterday.
The Christian cleric described Gov. Ugwuanyi as ‘a man of peace and a very nice and plain man who feels the pulse of the people’, asserting that the governor has satisfied more than 80 percent of people from the state.
His words: ‘Your Excellency our father of Enugu State we cannot thank you enough both as church and citizens of this state, you are a man of peace. You will do everything to make sure there is peace. It will be difficult for anyone to fault your peaceful nature’.
The Bishop, therefore, praised Ugwuanyi for accommodating everybody in the state irrespective of political, religious, and social differences, saying: ‘May God continue to give you that gift. I am sure you have satisfied more than 80 percent of people of Enugu State’.
While applauding Gov. Ugwuanyi for the numerous development projects his administration has executed in the state especially in the rural areas where he promised in his inaugural address to develop, Bishop Onaga said: ‘I was coming from our Convocation in Ugwuomu and whoever knows where Ugwuomu is, knows that it is almost at the extreme end of this very state; and the beautiful road constructed there made it possible for us to be going right into the Lake in that place.
‘But I was surprised that as I was coming to Ugwuomu, I noticed that it wasn’t only Ugwuomu that benefited from that very road construction but it came out to Nkwubor; some people don’t even know where I am calling. Here in Nike, it came out to the junction leading to Umuchigbo and everywhere was tarred.
‘I have gone to places like Obollo Eke, Obollo Afor, Obollo Etiti, all the Obollos, including Imilike Enu and Imilike Ani, they are tarred if you don’t know.
‘It is good to say these things because some people don’t know these things are happening. His Excellency said it, I was there during his inauguration, he said I will face Nsukka and 9th Mile’.
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